Mausoleum of Sundet. Form of monument: Sacral object Date of monument: ХІХ century Location: Aktobe oblast, Baiganin region, in 68 km to south-west from Zharkamys village Researches: The works of T.K. Basenov «Architectural monuments in the Sam region», can be referred to the study of the mausoleum. – Almaty, 1947. S. Azhigali «Report on the work of architectural and art history expedition in Western Kazakhstan, 1979». Brief description: One of the outstanding monuments of folk architecture of Western Kazakhstan, where the architecture reflects a change in the architectural and planning principles of the construction of mausoleums in the second half of the XIX century. During the construction the author has kept the traditional techniques of masonry walls and under the dome structure. The mausoleum is interesting for its integral external volumetric composition and the strictly geometric ornamental decoration of the main facade. The «rope» pattern, based on the «tuie-taban» folk ornament on the parapet, harmonizes with the architecture of the building. The design of the mausoleum, as envisioned by master Dauletniyaz, was designed as a domed structure with an octagonal shape. The octagonal walls of the mausoleum remind the frame of a yurt with a dome on the top. Legend: Sundet is one of the most prominent individuals of the Jem-Sagyz valley, a representative of the Adai family, whose activity has been depicted in the memory of the people. According to the legend, Sundet was a religious figure and a rich man who lived in the 19th century. Sundet is remembered by the people as a peacemaker who more than once carried out fair trials and was respected by the people in resolving various disputes. According to the legend, Sundet’s mausoleum was built in the early 20th century by his son Agysbai. He and his five sons, after the Hajj to Mecca, built the mausoleum on the banks of the Zhem river.